Saturday, 18 August 2012

Paragraph Space between Numbering Styles in MS Word

Formatting is a technical job. Everytime we have to face new problems and to solve them we take advantage of internet. Here one problem I was having when layouting and formatting    a Italian Language File. It was the translated document to format according to source PDF.
To solve it problem I just selected the Numbering Styles Paragraph.
Then pressed Righ-Click on Mouse.
That will open a Paragraph Window (showing below).
Now we just need to uncheck an option showing in image below, that is; Don’t add space between paragraph of same style.

Now you problem is solved, just click OK button and see the result.
Thanks for your visit.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Use Duplicate Option in CorelDraw

Duplicate option is the main feature of CorelDraw and a unique tool to design creative vector shapes. Here we will show you how you can use this tool.

How to use Duplicate Tool to create duplicates in order:
Step 01:
Create any object with Shape Tool

Color it as you want, I have colored it light blue

Step 02:
Now we have three different options to create it’s duplicate.
We just need to select the Elipse and press + button on keyboard. It will create a duplicate of the Elipse.
Step 03:
Now press Right Arrow Button and give it a proper position next to first Elipse.

Step 04:
Now press Ctrl+D (Duplicate Shortkey). Press this key as much objects you want to create in same order. Now do it as you want and you can do it with any shape or any object in CorelDraw. Here I have created a design using Duplicate Tool.
So, here we have found that we can create Duplicate using two options first is to press + button on keyboard and second with short-key Ctrl+D.

There are lot of things you can do with this option. For Step 03 we have one more option. We can also use mouse to give a placement to second elipse. On that time we need to press Shift key, if we want it in parallel. We can also do it without pressing + button for duplication. Just Left click on the Elipse and drag it with mouse, do not hold it. When you hold the Elipse at that time press Right Click on your mouse. It will create a copy of Elipse and now you just need to press Ctrl+D for creating series of objects.
Practice on different shapes and objects and you will know a beautiful function of CorelDraw. Share with me how you have used it. I am waiting for your comments.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Object Drawing in CorelDraw

CorelDraw is best to design objects like diagrams for medical books, vector illustration and typography design. In this tutorial we will know basic of object design. Here we will explain;
·         How to draw a Rectangle with Rounded Corner
·         How to curve and edit an Object
·         How to draw Arrow and other Symbols

There are lot of options to drawing in CorelDraw. First of all we will explain Rectangle.
To draw a Rectangle we use Rectangle Tool (show below in image).

Rectangle Tool

Pick Tool
Shape Tool
Drawing a Rounded Corner Rectangle in CorelDraw
Step 01:
Select the Rectangle tool.
Now click and drag as you want and where you want to draw rectangle.
OK, you have drawn your rectangle, now want to change it’s corner to rounded.
There are two options to do it.
Step 02:
Click on rectangle with Pick Tool.
Now select Pick Tool and click on the corners of Rectangle.
And drag your mouse left to right.
You will see rounded corner rectangle.
Adjust how you want the corners and it’s done.
Step 03:
There is one more option for rounded corner rectangle.
Select the rectangle with Pick Tool and change options given in image below.

Options for Rounded Corner Object
By this option you can give a different rounded scale to each corner.
Practice again and again with this and you will understand it deeply.

Converting to curve an object
Simply select the object with Pick Tool and Press Ctrl+Q (shortkey for curve).
It will convert your rectangle or any other object to curve.
Now you can edit this object with Shape tool and transform it as you want.

Drawing Stylized Arrow in CorelDraw
Click on the Arrow Shapes tool and select option as shown in image below.

Now you will see a palate on the top your page as shown in image below.

Select any better one and draw and enjoy.

There are lot of options for drawing like;
·         Polygen
·         Star
·         Complex Star
·         Graph Paper
·         Spiral

Try each option and practice a lot. If you have any problem using any tool then share it in comment option and I will let you know how to resolve it. You can also ask any question just put your question in comment option and I will answer you soon.

Exporting PDF using Distiller

Creating a PDF with Distiller is very easy job. We have to export EPS files from CorelDraw then using Distiller we convert it to PDF and after that we use Adobe Acrobat to combine all PDFs.

Here we are explain that how to export EPS in CorelDraw.

So, you have finished formatting and designing of your multi-pages document and want to create PDF for Print.
Step 01:
First we need to export EPS for that we press Ctrl+E (Export Short-key) or we can export using File > Export.
Step 02:
Give a proper File Name
Change Save as Type to EPS (Encapsulated Post Script File)
Click to Export button
Step 03:
In General Panel, Change Compatibility to Postscript 3
Go to Advanced Panel
Check Bleed Limit and Crop Marks
Now Press OK button
It will export separate EPS for each page . Your EPS files are ready to convert in PDF. Now we use Adobe Distiller to convert EPS to PDFs. Open your Distiller, here I’m using Distiller 8.

How to Convert EPS files into PDF using Adobe Distiller

Step 01:
Change Default Settings to High Quality Print
Step 02:
Drag your files and Drop them in Blank White Box to convert in PDF
It will take time so please keep patience
It will create separate PDF Document for each EPS in the same folder
Now your files are ready, you just need to combine all into one or as required by the printer. To combine files we just delete all EPS.

How to Combine PDF Document in single File using Adobe Acrobat

Step 01:
Select all PDF files using Ctrl+A, now Press Right Click on your mouse and select Combine Supported Files in Adobe Acrobat option.
Step 02:
Order the files as you want and press Next button using default settings
Step 03:
Now Press Create button
Save your file where you want and give it to a proper name…
Your file is ready now, if you have any problem doing this, you can contact me on +0091 9953522230 or mail me at, I’ll be happy to help you.

Exporting High Quality PDF for Print

I am happy I have designed what my client want. But, I do not know how to send it for print. I do not know how to set bleed, crop-marks, slug, etc.. on my design. What should I do to know all about exporting a PDF.
Creating a Print-Ready Document in CorelDraw, Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator is technically tough job. Here in this tutorial you will know all about exporting a high quality PDF for print. You will know how to use Distiller to combine EPS files and how to combine PDF files by Adobe Acrobat. There will be lot of questions in your mind when exporting a PDF.
Here we are explain that how to export a PDF in CorelDraw.
Image below showing how can you do it step by step.

Step 01:
Click on File > Publish to PDF
Step 02:
Now give a proper file name.
Save as Type to Adobe Portable Document (*.pdf)
Step 03:
Change PDF Preset to PDF/X-1a
Click on Settings. It will open a PDF Setting Window.
Step 04:
On the PDF Settings Window click on Objects Panel.
Check to Export all Text as Curve
Step 05:
Now go to Prepress Panel.
Check on Bleed Limit and set it to 2mm.
Check on Crop Marks too.
Now Press OK.
Click to Save button.

It’s complete. You have exported PDF as you wanted. This is easy way to export a high quality PDF directly using CorelDraw export option. There is one more way to export PDF through Distiller. Click here if you want to know;
·         How to export PDF with Adobe Distiller
·         Errors occurred while exporting PDF in CorelDraw
·         How to create Edge-to-Edge design in CorelDraw
·         How to set Crop Marks in PDF
Check next article to know more about CorelDraw.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Text tool in CorelDraw

This tutorial will help you to working with Text Tool in Corel. Here we have been using Corel X5, the options are same in older versions too. We will discuss about:
·         Typing Text in Corel
·         Artistic and Paragraph Text in Corel
·         Formatting Text in Corel
·         Converting Text to Curve

Typing Text
Click on the TEXT TOOL and drag a box on the document. Now a box will show to you like [img2]. Start typing your text in the text box.

Artistic and Paragraph Text
Artistic Text: When we just click on the document window with TEXT TOOL and type text, It is called Artistic Text. We use this while designing advertisements and want to create special text effects.
Paragraph Text: Creating text box with above given method and typing or pasting text directly in this box will create Paragraph Text. Image below will show you difference between Artistic and Paragraph Text.

Text Formatting
Basic Toolbar for Text Formatting is shown below.

If you want to see more options for formatting then go to Text Bar and try all options one-by-one. Image shown below will help you to find suitable option for formatting. Click on the option to know more about it.
·         Character Formatting
·         Paragraph Formatting
·         Tab
·         Column
·         Bullet
·         Drop-Cap
·         Edit Text
·         Insert Symbol Character
·         Insert Formatting Code
·         Fit Text to Path
·         Align to Baseline
·         Straighten Text
·         Paragraph Text Frame
·         Use hyphenation
·         Hyphenation on Settings
·         Writing Tools
·         Encode
·         Change Case
·         Make Text Web Compatible
·         Covert to Artistic Text
·         Text Statistics
·         Show Non-Printing Characters

Converting Text to Curve
When we send any document for printing, we convert text to curve. Because the fonts used in the file will not be affected while printing the document. To convert text to curve we simple select the text and then press Ctrl+Q. We can also edit and give a special effect to text by converting to curve. It makes object to text and we can use all features/options as we use on object like;
·         Coloring with Mesh Tool
·         Editing the Nodes with Direct selection tool
·         Changing shape of characters
·         And more…
Share the article and make it helpful for other beginner designers…

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Google Input Tools for Window

Google is a famous name for world’s No.1 search engine and now it will help you to type in your native language anywhere. Google have created a tool “Google Input Tool” that will help you to type any of your native language. Most interesting thing is “you can use it offline”.
I have used this tool to type in Mangal Unicode. Assamese language is not available in this tool or online translators.
Typing with the help of this tool you do not need any experience of typing. You can start typing in just 5 minutes after installing this tool [DOWNLOAD LINK]. It gives facility of transliteration, IME, and on-screen keyboards. Drop-down options will help you to type fast and with accuracy in language. With the help of this tool you can type in 22 different languages:

To know more features and to download the software click the link below:

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Using Online Translator for Smart Working

If you know how to use an online translation for Desktop Publishing and Translation then you life will be easy. I am Sumit, working in a translation agency as typesetter and formatter, here I want to share some of my experience that how I have used Google Translator to work smartly.

Using for Global Advertisement and Promotional Designs
Sometimes I have to design the advertisements or promotional in Arabic (Middle Eastern Language) or Spanish. I do not the meaning of lines what I am designing. A graphic designer should be aware of each and every line of text while designing. For this I take help from Google Translator. I simply paste the lines on translator and then translate it to Hindi (My native Language) or English or etc.. It is so helpful and today I can work in each and every language like; Arabic, Farsi, Persian, French, Spanish, etc..

Using for XCLIFF Editor
If you are related to translation then you know how hard is TAGGING a translation in XLIFF file. And if you are non-language person then It is impossible to work with. Translator fear to work with Tools and want to work in Excel, and then we need to paste that text in XCLIFF. Sometimes in Asian languages, the order of text change and Tagged text is difficult to find. For that, I use Google Translator. Just copy your text and paste it in GT, now roll-over your mouse on the text which you want to TAG. It will automatically highlight your translation on the same place. It makes easy to recognize source TAGS in Translation. Use it or any other online translator to work with Multilingual XCLIFF files.

Using for Different Terminology
Every word have more than one meaning, sometimes more than ten. It comes to know when we read or listen the complete sentence. When we want to translate any document we can use online translation for better terminology related to content. Sometimes it is hard to recall your memory on that time you can use this and make your job easy.

How you used Google Translator?
Tell the world how you used it to make your life easy… You can help a person to be smart at working or can die with trick inside your mind. You better know what I mean…